Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 06:54 AM PDT

'Rinse-Off' Showers at State Beaches to Be Shut Down

'Rinse-Off' Showers at State Beaches to Be Shut Down

California is shutting down the “rinse-off” showers at all state beaches to conserve water. Parks employees put up signs to remind beachgoers the state is in a severe drought, and is trying to save water.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM PDT

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Leaders of the Santa Clara Valley Water District aim to have recycled water in the region's drinking cups in the next three to five years. But is the treated wastewater really as clean and pure as it's...

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 08:32 AM PDT

Gov. Signs Bill Preventing Fines for Brown Lawns

Gov. Signs Bill Preventing Fines for Brown Lawns

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 at 01:25 PM PDT

Message of the California State Fair: Save Water

Message of the California State Fair: Save Water

The California State Fair was rich with tips for saving water, from drip irrigation to smart water-saving gardening tips.

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 10:02 AM PDT

State Parks and Beaches to Turn Off Rinse Showers

State Parks and Beaches to Turn Off Rinse Showers

Starting July 15, the rinse stations at state parks and beaches statewide will be turned off in an effort to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's 25 percent water use reduction mandate.

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 06:22 AM PDT

Tom Selleck Accused of Stealing Water for Calif. Ranch

Tom Selleck Accused of Stealing Water for Calif. Ranch

According to court documents, Actor Tom Selleck is being accused by Calleguas Municipal Water District of taking its public water for private use.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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